Borderlands on Steam saving issue quick workaround / fix

I was really excited to play Borderlands today. After decrypting my pre-order, I took a tour around and quickly realise there were issues with saving. After browsing the forums, I found a work-around that seems to work for me. I got my game through Steam and had My Documents pointing to a dedicated partition.

All you have to do is basically add the -nohomedir launch option to Borderlands. You can specify that by accessing the Properties of the game in your Steam games panel.

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Credit to KevSteele and MrKlorox from the GearBox forums for the fix. Honestly, I’m a little disappointed that a bug in a critical system like saving escaped the developers but they’re working hard on a patch which will hopefully clear this and other issues up.

I have no idea how saving works I believe you have to access those stations which are supposed to “register your DNA”. Can anyone clear this up?